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LTC Mason Moore – Professor of Military Science

LTC Mason M. Moore graduated in 2000 from California State University, Fresno with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Liberal Studies (History emphasis).  He commissioned as a Second Lieutenant in the Air Defense Artillery (Short Range). LTC Moore also holds a Master of Science degree in Public Administration from Central Michigan University. He currently serves as the Professor of Military Science at Grambling State University.

LTC Moore has served in a myriad of assignments from tactical to strategic echelons.  He first served in the 1st Battalion, 62nd Air Defense Artillery Regiment, Schofield Barracks, Hawaii, as a Platoon Leader, Battery Executive Officer, and Assistant Battalion Operations Officer.  LTC Moore was assessed into U.S. Army Special Operations in 2005 as a Psychological Operations (PSYOP) Officer.  Upon graduation from the PSYOP qualification course, regional studies, and language training, LTC Moore served as: Detachment Commander, Tactical PSYOP Detachment 9D20; PSYOP Chief, U.S. Army Pacific; Executive Officer, Headquarters and Headquarters Battalion, U.S. Army Pacific; PSYOP Chief, U.S. Forces Korea/United Nations Command/Combined Forces Command; PSYOP Chief, 25th Infantry Division; and PSYOP Chief, U.S. Army Cyber Command.

LTC Moore has served in five combat deployments: 2004 –Afghanistan – Improvised Explosive Device Task Force, Operations Officer; 2007 – Iraq – 3rd Battalion, 5th Special Forces Group, Tactical PSYOP Detachment Commander 9D20; 2008 – Philippines – 1st Special Forces Group, Military Information Support Operations Team Leader; 2011 – Afghanistan – 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 25th Infantry Division, Security Force Assistance Operations Officer and Team Chief; 2017 – Jordan – U.S. Embassy Amman, Executive Officer.  LTC Moore has also conducted numerous Build Partner Capacity missions with Taiwan and the Philippines.

LTC Moore’s military education includes the Air Defense Officer Basic Course (Short Range), the Marine Corps Expeditionary Warfare School, Psychological Operations Qualification Course, Special Warfare Spanish Language Qualification Course, Command and General Staff College, and numerous others.

LTC Moore’s awards and decorations include the Bronze Star Medal (2 oak leaf clusters), Defense Meritorious Service Medal, Meritorious Service Medal (2 oak leaf clusters), Joint Commendation Medal (2 oak leaf clusters), Army Commendation Medal (3 oak leaf clusters), Army Achievement Medal (3 oak leaf clusters), and Good Conduct Medal. He permanently holds two Joint Meritorious Unit Awards, one Meritorious Unit Commendation, and one Army Superior Unit Award. He also possesses the Combat Action Badge, Airborne, and Air Assault wings, and has been awarded the Philippine Commendation Medal (foreign award).

MSG Jacob Prueitt – Military Science Instructor

MSG Jacob R. Prueitt’s hometown is St. Louis, Missouri. After entering the U.S. Army in November of 2004, he completed Basic Training, Advance Infantry Training at Fort Benning, Georgia.

MSG Prueitt’s previous assignments include: Charlie Company, 1st BN 3rd Infantry Regiment (TOG), Ft. Myer Virginia. Bco 1st Battalion 27th Infantry Regiment, 2 SBCT, 25th ID Schofield Barracks, Hawaii. Ft. Bragg and 18th Airborne Corp NCO Academy, Ft. Bragg, North Carolina. Charlie Company, 3rd Battalion, 187th Infantry Regiment, 3rd Brigade, 101st Airborne Division, Ft. Campbell, Kentucky. Alpha Company, 1st Battalion, 4th Security Forces Assistance Brigade, Ft. Carson, Colorado. MSG Prueitt Most recently served as a 1SG in Alpha Company, 1st Battalion 4th Security Forces Assistance Brigade.  He has held positions as a Rifleman, Team Leader, Squad Leader, Weapons Squad Leader, BLC Instructor, Senior Instructor, Platoon Sergeant, SFAB Assistant Team Leader, First Sergeant, and ROTC Senior Military Instructor.  He has deployed in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom, Operation New Dawn, Operation Enduring Freedom, and European Deterrence Initiative Republic of Georgia.

MSG Prueitt’s awards and decorations include: Bronze Star Medal; Meritorious Service Medal, 2 Oak Leaf Clusters; Army Commendation Medal 6 Oak Leaf Clusters; Army Achievement Medal, 10 Oak Leaf Clusters; Army Good Conduct Medal, 6 Knots; National Defense Service Medal; Afghanistan Campaign Medal with 1 Campaign Stars; Iraqi Campaign Medal with 2 Campaign Star; Global War on Terrorism Service Medal; NCO Professional Development Ribbon, 4 Awards; Army Service Ribbon; Overseas Service Ribbon, 2 Awards; NATO ISAF Medal; Army Superior Unit Award; Meritorious Unit Commendation, 1 Oak Leaf Cluster; Combat Infantryman’s Badge; Expert Infantryman’s Badge; Parachutist Badge, Pathfinder Badge, Air Assault Badge, and the Army Instructor Badge.

MSG Prueitt’s military and civilian education consist of: Basic Leader Course, Advanced Leader Course, Senior Leader Course, Master Leaders Course, Airborne School, Pathfinder School, Air Assault School, Combat Advisor Training Course, Recon and Surveillance Leaders Course, Basic Mountaineering Course, Heavy Weapons Leaders Course, Urban Mobility Breacher Course, Combat Life Saver, Joint Fires Observer Course, United States Army Individual Advisor Course, Advanced Situational Awareness Course. He holds an Associate’s of Science in Criminal Justice from Purdue Global University.

MSG Prueitt is married to Ashley Prueitt of St. Louis Missouri.

CPT Marquita Cash – Assistant Professor of Military Science

CPT Marquita A. Cash enlisted in the Louisiana Army National Guard in 2001 into Co B 769th EN BDE.  She attended the Louisiana Officer Candidate School and was commissioned in August of 2009 as an Engineer Officer. Her first assignment was a Platoon Leader in DET 1 844th EN CO where she supported Operation New Horizons in the midst of the BP Oil Spill. Since then, CPT Cash has served in numerous leadership positions. She served as a platoon leader in DET 1 1020th EN CO and 1020th EN CO where she led her platoon in support of Operation Bon Voizen in Haiti. In 2013 she was assigned as the Executive officer for HHC 527 EN BN where she excelled in the challenging position, resulting in her being awarded the opportunity to lead HHC 527th EN BN as the company commander in November of 2016. Upon relinquishing command in 2019, CPT Cash deployed with the 225th EN BDE as the SARC/VA and a BDE Plans Officer. CPT Cash returned from her deployment and served as the 527th EN BN S4, and later as the Rear Detachment commander for 1022nd EVCC.

CPT Cash holds a Bachelor of Arts in English degree from Louisiana State University @ Shreveport and a Master’s degree in Curriculum and Instruction from Northwestern State University. She is currently pursuing her doctoral degree in Curriculum and Educational Leadership from Louisiana State University. CPT Cash resides in Shreveport, LA with her husband of 10 years, Travis Cash and their two children, Justin and Maya.

CPT Ketrick English – Assistant Professor of Military Science

CPT Ketrick T. English is from Fort Lauderdale, FL. He graduated from Florida Agriculture and Mechanical University in August 2014, with a Bachelor’s of Science in History. He commissioned as a Second Lieutenant in the United States Army Reserves as a Transportation Officer. Following graduation from Transportation Basic Officer Course, he was assigned to 939th Inland Cargo Transfer Company, where he served as a Platoon Leader in 2015. In 2016 CPT English served as the Movement Control Officer for the 573rd Movement Control Team. In 2017 CPT English transitioned to active duty, and was assigned to 142D Combat Sustainment Support Battalion, 1st Armored Division, Fort Bliss, TX. He deployed to Poland in support of Operation Atlantic Resolve as a Platoon Leader in 2017, and the Border Support Mission in Tucson, AZ in 2018 as the Company Executive Officer for the 47th Heavy Composite Truck Company.

Upon graduation Logistics Captain Career Course in 2020, CPT English served as the Assistant Brigade S4 in 3D Brigade Combat Team, 82D Airborne Division, Fort Bragg, NC. In May of 2022 CPT English took command of Company H, 2-505 Parachute Infantry Regiment, 3D Brigade Combat Team, 82D Airborne Division, Fort Bragg, NC. During command he deployed his Company to Poland in support of Operation Assure Deter and Reinforce in 2022.

CPT English’s awards and decorations include the Meritorious Service Medal, the Army Commendation Medal (3 oak leaf clusters), Joint Service Achievement Medal, the Army Achievement Medal (3 oak leaf clusters), and the Parachutist Badge. He is married to Mrs. Lata English, and a son Josiah.

1LT Christian Washington – Assistant Professor of Military Science

1LT Washington was born in Ft Worth, Tx on March 24 1996. He attended Red Oak High School where he earned his diploma June of 2014. In July of 2014 he started his Army journey at the United States Military Academy at West Point, where graduated in December of 2018 with a degree in Business Management and commissioned as a Field Artillery Officer. His first duty station was at Fort Hood, Tx in 1st Brigade, 1st Cavalry Division. While at Ft Hood, 1Lt Washington served as a Fire Support Officer in 1-7 Cavalry Squadron as well as a Platoon Leader in 1-82 FA BN. 1LT Washington deployed to Germany and Poland in support of Operation Atlantic Resolve from November 2020 to July 2021.

SFC Thomas Mitchell Jr. – Military Science Instructor

SFC Mitchell was born in Fayetteville, North Carolina, on May 11th, 1975. He attended Jacksonville Senior High School, where he earned his diploma May of 1993. In 2005 he completed his Associate’s Degree in Criminal Justice at Coastal Carolina and an Associates Degree in Computer Information Systems in 2007. On February 14th, 2008, SFC Mitchell enlisted into the United States Army. He attended Basic Training at Fort Jackson, South Carolina; later that year, he attended Advanced Individual Training (AIT) at Fort Sill, Oklahoma, where he graduated as a 13B Field Artillery Soldier.

SFC Mitchell has held various positions as an Artilleryman to include; Ammunition Handler, Ammunition Team Chief, Cannoneer, Gunner, Section Chief, Gunny, and Platoon Sergeant. His first duty station was Fort Hood, Texas, assigned to Bravo 1-82 FAR 1st CAV 2nd BCT. His broadening assignments consisted of  Battalion Schools (NCOIC) and a Squad Leader during his tenure at Fort Carson, Colorado; while assigned to 3-16th  FAR 2ND BDE 4th ID,  he continued to Fort Sill, Oklahoma as the Training Room NCO/ Cadre assigned to  Delta 1-79 434th. SFC Mitchell returned to a line at his next duty station Fort Drum, New York, assigned to Charlie 2-15 FA 10th Mountain Division where he served as a Section Chief and Gunnery Sergeant.  SFC Mitchell’s next assignment as a Platoon Sergeant at Fort Riley, Kansas, was assigned to 1-7 FA 2nd Brigade Combat Team 1st Infantry Division. SFC Mitchell is currently a member of the 6th Brigade Tigers (Grambling State University), where he serves as a Military Science Instructor.  He has deployed twice, once to Iraq in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom (2009-2010) and Afghanistan in support of Operation Enduring Freedom (2011-2012), both 12-month tours and one nine-month rotational deployment to South Korea (2020).

SFC Mitchell has completed Master Educators Course, Senior Leaders Course, Advanced Leaders Course, Warrior Leaders Course, Master Resiliency Course, and Equal Opportunity Course. His short-term goals are to continue expanding his military and civilian education; Long term goal is to be Sergeant Major of the Army.

SFC Mitchell’s awards and decorations include Meritorious Unit Citation(1 OLC), Army Commendation Medal (1 silver OLC and 1 OLC), Army Achievement Medal (4OLC),  Army Good Conduct Medal (3rd Award), Nato Defense Service Medal, Overseas Ribbon (#2), Noncommissioned Officers Professional Development Ribbon (#3), Army Service Ribbon, Iraqi Campaign Medal, Afghanistan Campaign  Medal, Korean Defense Medal, National Defense Service Medal, Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal, Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, and a Drivers Badge.

Antonio Tims – Recruiting Operations Officer

Antonio Tims serves as the key point of contact with the Professor of Military Science regarding recruitments and scholarship management for the Grambling Army ROTC program. Antonio also is responsible for recruiting events, marketing, and advertising of the ROTC program. He supports and attends high school speaking engagements, career fairs, and a host of engagements that bridges the ROTC program to other activities, programs, JROTC schools, community services, and institutions. Mr. Tims began working in SROTC in 2010 as an instructor until 2013 when began serving in his current role. He was born in Monroe, LA and graduated from Neville High School. Antonio enlisted in the Louisiana Army National Guard in 1999 as a 12T, Technical Engineering Specialist, in the 528th Engineer Battalion. Mr. Tims received his Bachelor of Fine Arts in Graphic Design and commissioned as an engineer officer in May of 2010 from the ROTC program. He currently holds the rank of Captain in the Louisiana Army National Guard and is the S-3 Battle Captain of HHC, 225th Engineer Brigade.

 Reggie Walker – Logistics Technician

Reggie Walker serves as the key point of contact with the Professor of Military Science regarding the Logistics of the Cadet ROTC program.  Reggie serves as the Tiger Battalion Liaison to the 6th Brigade and Cadet Command for the surrounding universities. Reggie has served in United States Army and retired with 32 years of Honorable Service. Reggie has over 35 years of Logistics and Physical Security military experience. Mr. Reggie Walker hails from Sacramento, CA.

Daphne Sherlock – Human Resources Administrator

Sherlock is the point of contact for all Human Resources issues for the Grambling State University ROTC Program to also include Louisiana Tech and the University of Louisiana, Monroe.  She is retired from the United States Marine Corps after 22 years of service and has been with the AROTC detachment at Grambling since May of 2017.

Daphne graduated from Ruston High School and has a BA in Business Administration and Master’s degrees in both Public Administration and Human Resources. She is a member of Golden Key International Honor Society, Alpha Sigma Lambda Honor Society, Salute Honor Society, Sigma Beta Delta, and the Marine Corps League.  She is married to Brad Sherlock and they have one daughter, Jessica.